Today hasn't sucked.
My eye is still doing weird things like trying to pretend people are taking flash photos of me, but it seems to be improving. This morning I got a last-minute appointment with my acupuncturist, and went to see her just before lunch. It's sunny and warm out, so yeah my eye being light-sensitive was still an issue. Today I tried out a new approach - I wore a contact lens in just my right eye, and put on my face-hugging Oakley shades that don't let any light around the lens. That and the ballcap worked pretty good. I couldn't see for shit out of my left eye, but I had enough vision from it to give me functional depth perception.
Acupuncture was good, and she gave me some chrysanthemum blossom tea to help with my eye. I'm drinking some now and it's quite tasty.
On the way home one of those giant umbrellas for shading a sidewalk table got blown out of its stand by a gust of wind and I had to chase it and grab it to keep it from blowing out into traffic and causing an accident involving 4 cars, a bicyclist, a streetcar, 2 pedestrians, and a bichon frise. Well, the part about the umbrella actually happened, and the other stuff might have! Really!
After picking up lunch I stopped by Walgreens to get an eye patch ("convex eye protector"). Reading is much easier when I wear the patch. No jokes about being a software pirate now, please.
Tomorrow I go back to the eye doc to see how my eye is doing. It is my greatest desire that I will be able to stop dilating my eye, but I'm not holding my breath. I have a feeling it's going to be another week of this. In the mean time, I think I'll be able to be more functional now that I've got the patch and the shades etc. But wish me luck.